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“Health is not mere absence of disease. It is the dynamic expression of life”

 – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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Art of Living Retreat Center

Anger, Laughter, and the Practice

Anger can be a useful tool when used with awareness and a purpose. However, most of the anger is useless and harmful. Remembering and practicing the following may be helpful.

In House: Medha Garud on Ayurveda and Spinal Care

  In her work as a physical therapist, Medha Garud has witnessed first-hand the empowering effects of an Ayurvedic lifestyle. Through the practice of Ayurveda, we have the ability to heal our bodies, rewire our minds, and extend our lives. Read on to hear Medha’s thoughts on spinal care, pain management, and holistic health.    …

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Wellness, Naturally: Sail Through Summer

  Summer fun – lots of fresh air, sunshine, outdoor activities, and socializing abound, but unless we maintain balance, we may find our energy sapped and tapped from excesses when we over indulge or work hard out in the heat.   In spring and the onset of summer, we see lots of vibrantly colored, hearty …

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Going with the Flow - Spring Ayurveda Tips

Walking the Path: Going With the Flow in March

Going With the Flow March tends to be that time of year that is like a line from the movie Forrest Gump: “Life is like a box of chocolates – you never know what you’re gonna get.” It can come in like a lion and go out like a lamb, or serve up any number …

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Art of Silence Retreats

Art of Silence: Philip Fraser on Stillness and Alignment

We recently caught up with Philip Fraser, who has been teaching the Art of Silence since the early 1990s, to talk about the power of stillness and alignment. Philip offers his insights on letting go of distractions, becoming more present and aligned, and channeling balance and energy through the practice of stillness.   Being in …

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Spiritual Retreats

Spiritual Healing Retreats

Spirituality is not just about religion. It is about the connection you feel to the world as a whole. Human beings were not meant to feel alone. We are social animals that have, throughout our history, felt ourselves as a part of nature – one that has its own spirit, and is not simply a …

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Exploring Wisdom: The Stillpoint Group on Finding Direction

Are you completely, wildly, head-over-heels in love with your life? The Stillpoint Group wants the answer to be an enthusiastic “YES!”.  The Stillpoint Group created the From Here to Where Retreat to help participants “live outrageously”. She believes that a passionate, meaningful life is within reach for each and every person, and that health, happiness, and …

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Seeking Something Greater: Ryan’s Story

Ryan shares about his experience doing a yoga teacher training program in Boone with Val Spies, teacher trainer and head of Lotus Pond Yoga.  Right after high school I was a little lost and I did not know where to go. In my first few years of college I started doing yoga. Finding yoga helped …

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Happiness Program: Setting the Best Tone for the Day

Note: We sat down for a conversation with Dan Joy (appropriately named) about his sources of happiness and how the Happiness Program has affected his life. Dan is a budding, multi-talented musician, who shares both about music and how the Happiness techniques set the tone for the day.   Before and After Before I started this, my …

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At a Crossroads: Christina’s Story

      I was at a crossroads going on adventures, doing trade work, and not really knowing what I wanted to do next. I decided to look up teacher training. This one being located in the mountains and the peacefulness is everything I’m all about. My experience has been amazing. I changed a lot …

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